Mission Critical Agenda at Critical Facilities Summit 2018

When you’re building is always on, so are you. It’s your mission. At Critical Facilities Summit, it's our mission to showcase the strategies, technologies and solutions you need to know about so that every critical environment—from data centers to hospitals to utilities to labs—is reliable, safe and efficient.

2018 Session Schedule

This is the 2018 schedule. The 2019 schedule will be available in early Spring 2019.

Sunday, October 14

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, October 15

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 16

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Thought leaders. Industry experts. Seasoned professionals. They’re all coming to the Critical Facilities Summit podium for the mission critical industry's most robust and relatable conference agenda. If you need to know about it, CFS speakers will tell you why.

Complete Speaker Line-up

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Areas of Focus

CFS offers a deep session line-up, organized by track so you can make CFS your own tailored educational experience.

Enterprise Data Center

If your organization isn't in either yet, chances are it will be soon. Colo and cloud options are an increasing part of the mission critical mix, and these sessions offer insights into trends impacting this growing sector.

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Enterprise Data Center
Education/College & University

Academia is the home of innovation; it's also where high-density computing and robust research place significant demands upon the facilities that support these activities. This track identifies the unique challenges to and solutions for educational facilities.

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Enterprise Data Center
Enterprise Data Center

It's where the data center community began — and for the most part still lives in one form or another. This track provides strategies for optimizing uptime, security, compliance and efficiency in a range of enterprise, single-user critical facilities.

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Enterprise Data Center
Labs & Critical Environments

Labs are synonymous with critical facilities: If the building systems fail, the resulting loss in research capital can be catastrophic. This collection of sessions outlines best practices and key considerations for safeguarding the data and operations while maintaining efficiency.

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Enterprise Data Center
Hospitals & Healthcare

Beyond data, healthcare facilities face unique power, security and reliability needs. Sessions in this track keep attendees on pace with the rapid pace of change in medical buildings.

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Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Earn CEUs for every session you participate in at CFS — up to 13 hours overall! Approximately 10 days after the conclusion of the Summit you'll receive email with a link to assessment questions for any session you were scanned into. After successfully answering four true/false questions you will receive a transcript indicating the CEUs earned. That transcript can be used to self-report to any licensing body or association needed. Critical Facilities Summit provides attendees CEUs for no additional charge.

Trade Press Media Group (Critical Facilities Summit) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). TPMG complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Trade Press Media Group (Critical Facilities Summit) is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Trade Press Media Group (Critical Facilities Summit) is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for each conference session.

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CEUs Available

Up to 13 hours overall

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There are no prerequisites for this program. Anyone is allowed to register and attend.

Satisfactory Requirements for CEUs

The following requirements are mandatory to receive the IACET CEUs offered:

  • You must be scanned into the session.
  • You must be present for over 90% of the conference session.
  • You must correctly answer at least 70% of the learning outcome assessment questions which will be administered online after the conference concludes.
Statement of Nondiscrimination

Trade Press Media Group is committed to providing an educational opportunity for all persons and admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual preference, age, non-disqualifying handicap, religion or creed, or national or ethnic origin.

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You will receive a transcript for the CEUs earned after you successfully complete the assessment. This transcript can be used to self-report to any organization necessary, it is up to the organization to accept or not. If you need to request transcript after the event please use this form.

For Speakers

We can't wait to welcome y'all to Nashville! In the meantime, here are some key dates to be aware of.

Speaker Orientation Webcast
Important Dates
September 7, 2018

Documents due:

1) Speaker Badge and A/V requests

Speaker Badge and A/V Form

2) A copy of your presentation is due.
Download a PowerPoint template:

CFS 2018 PowerPoint Template

3) CEU questions for your session are due. Please complete and the return the CEU worksheet below:

CFS 2018 CEU Form
October 14-16, 2018

Critical Facilities Summit at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. Check in at least 30 minutes prior to your session in Speaker Ready Room.


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